What's your take on a recent poll asking Nashvillians how they feel on issues such as a property tax hike, etc.?
Pretty smart considering it will take a referendum to raise the property tax anyway.
This was discussed two days ago on the main story for this topic. Why the re-hash?
I read the main story and the comments. Looks to me like they are going to stuff that Sounds Stadium down your throats and the Preds are now in line for corporate welfare...bread & circus, Karl Dean style.
Music City is not Jockstrap City...sounds like Mayor Dean is in the wrong city...or this city has the wrong mayor. I did not see where music-related items was even on the Mayor's agenda....is Dean trying to change the basic character and nature of Nashville?
What Nashville truly needs is a guy like Willie Nelson as mayor....not some jock-loving politician.
Typo: "music-related items was" s/h/b "music-related items were"....my bad.
Dean said a long time ago, he would like to get away from the Music City name!
Looks to me like they are going to stuff that Sounds Stadium down your throats and the Preds are now in line for corporate welfare...bread & circus, Karl Dean style.
Dean has to go. He needs to be replaced with a person who knows and understands the heart and soul of Nashville...Dean would spend millions, perhaps billions to satisfy the demands of professional sports franchises based in Nashville....but where is the money for promoting music in "Music City"?
So, is this a machismo deal or what? Does the mayor feel that being renowned for franchised pro-sports teams is more manly than being famous for a unique musical heritage? It appears so.
Dean has to go.
Is that right, Bfra? Dean wants to change the city's image from a musical mecca to a taxpayer-financed pro-sports ghetto? Git a rope!
"Music City is not Jockstrap City...sounds like Mayor Dean is in the wrong city...or this city has the wrong mayor. I did not see where music-related items was even on the Mayor's agenda....is Dean trying to change the basic character and nature of Nashville?"
Problem is there ain't much "music" left in "Music City" anymore. Modern technology has all but shut down most of the studios in town. Hell, just go out and buy yourself a decent Apple with some decent software and you're ready to go. And live music? Forget about it. Sure there are a few big commercial venues, but for the most part the days of live music in Nashville has pretty much disappeared.... or at the very least, it's not like it was. You want a real music city, go to Austin Tx.
Thanks for the tip-off, Brrrrk....when I visited Nashville in 2004, I only saw one lonely street musician in the whole damn town...Toronto Canada has a busker on nearly every street corner in the Summer.
Maybe Nashville was ashamed of its reputation for "hillbilly music"? So, they embraced the polar opposite of musical performance art - contact sports. Was there a desire to change the city, so that its residents could say, "We got rid of the hillbilly music, now call us "hicks from the sticks!"....was the change shame-based?
Nashville let the Jim Reeves Museum go to hell...that was the beginning of the end of "Music City"?
Today, a lot of folks would ask, "Jim who?" That's too bad, to me he was one of the great ones.
This one is very timely...considering the drumbeat for war with Iran...very sad, yet very sweet:
Jim Reeves performing , "Am I losing you?" Seems appropriate to this discussion:
I agree with you on Jim Reeves, Loner. I've got a bunch of ol' timey records on him and a bunch of others during those times.. Wish I knew how to burn them on a CD.
Ask your grandkids, yogi, that's what I do.
You can download tunes to your PC & I-pod, you can buy Jim's CD's...or you can spin those platters....even though they may have that sound of bacon frying in the background, vinyl records have a sound quality that is unique to that medium...records are analog recordings...CD's are digital...there is a difference, IMO. The former is "warmer" than the latter, IMO....like an incandescent light, as opposed to an LED light...again, IMO.
Jim Reeves was one of the great ones...may he Rest In Peace.
I really wish all those people in the suburbs would stop bitching about building me new convention centers and baseball stadiums. It's getting really annoying.
My grandkids live in Virginia, Loner. I doubt if I could understand what they were trying to tell me over the phone. I'll try to remember it when they come over this summer.
If I didn't have to get up so often I'd just play them on my record player, Loner, but, darn, only one song per record gets you tired too quick.
Yeah, I know there's two but you still have to get up and turn it over.
Would a property tax hike lead to a recall of the mayor? Metro Charter does have a provision for recall.
Interesting source of info if interested:
www.freedom21.org. If interested for more, go to;
You kind of wonder what good is a council when the Mayor has them wrapped around his finger. Dean used his calorie challenged wife and her daddy's millions to build a political machine-that is quite impressive. However the party's over after this gig-outside the inter city where he can buy votes-he has no support.